Sony FDR-AX33 vs Sony FDR-AX53

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Sony FDR-AX33
Sony FDR-AX53

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
2.01MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10.3MP camcorder. That's 2.01MP higher than the Sony FDR-AX53 (8.29MP).
$66 cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX33 is $66.07 cheaper than the Sony FDR-AX53.
7 Reasons For
10x bigger optical zoom Edit
Sony FDR-AX53 is 20x (optical), but the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (10x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 250x (digital) camcorder. That's 130x bigger than the Sony FDR-AX33 (250x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 656mm. That's 358mm longer than the Sony FDR-AX33 (656mm).
Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 120fps camcorder. That's 70fps faster than the Sony FDR-AX33 (120fps).
Lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 635g weight camcorder. That's 65g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX33 (635g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Available from 3 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
User reviews are better
The Sony FDR-AX53 has an average user review score of 84% based on 18 reviews, but the Sony FDR-AX33 has an average rating of 79% (based on 47 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 10x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX53 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (10x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Two times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a digital zoom of 120x. That's 130x smaller than the Sony FDR-AX53 (250x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is only 298mm maximum focal length. That's 358mm shorter than the Sony FDR-AX53 (656mm).
2x slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 50fps camcorder. That's 70fps slower than the Sony FDR-AX53 (120fps).
10% heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700g weight camcorder. That's 65g heavier than the Sony FDR-AX53 (635g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Fewer sellers
Only 5 retailers sells the Sony FDR-AX33, but 8 sellers sell the Sony FDR-AX53. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
One year older
The Sony FDR-AX33 is older than the Sony FDR-AX53 by one year.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is only 79%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony FDR-AX53 is 84% (based on 18 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX53 is an 8.29MP camcorder. That's 2.01MP lower than the Sony FDR-AX33 (8.29MP).
$66 more expensive
The Sony FDR-AX53 is more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX33 by $66.07.

Awards

1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 13 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
10.3MP
BEST
8.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.29MP 8.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
120x 250x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
298mm 656mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.8
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 536
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.8 - 38 26.8 - 536
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Light Metering
 Spot
 Spot
BEST

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/10000 1/6 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,600 pixels 921,600 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.24"
Viewfinder
1,555,200 pixels 1,555,200 pixels
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Back Light Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Back light compensation
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.2lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 10
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Slide show
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 120fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 2880 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 2880 x 2160
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6048 x 3400
 5440 x 3056
BEST
 6048 x 3400
 5440 x 3056

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 PCM
 AAC++
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV70 NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13Wh
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
700g 635g
BEST
Height
78.5mm 80.5mm
Depth
155mm 166.5mm
Width
71mm 73mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 Micro-USB
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 Micro-USB
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
BEST
Flash Exposure Compensation
1 1
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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